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Posted: 28 Apr 2014
Nissan has built a self-cleaning car
Nobody likes washing their cars - well, almost nobody - so Nissan has cooked up what must be the world's greatest invention, the true pinnacle of civilisation: a SELF CLEANING CAR.
The company has fitted a Note with a specially engineered ‘super-hydrophobic and oleophobic' paint that repels water and oils. The tech is called ‘Ultra-Ever Dry', and creates a protective layer of air between the paint and the atmosphere - stopping standing water and road spray from making your car filthy.
"Whilst there are currently no plans for the tech to be applied to the model as standard," says Nissan, "we will continue to consider the coating tech as a future aftermarket option."
The applicability of this aftermarket paint on humans has not been tested, nor recommended. Top Gear lives in hope.